Abhishek Bachchan has recalled his first-ever meeting with Aishwarya Rai, when he was a ‘production boy’ in Switzerland. He admitted that he ‘crushed on’ her during the time once they were just friends.
Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan celebrated their 14th anniversary on April 20 this year. While the star couple tied the knot in 2007, their romance started way back in 1997 when the actor was still a production boy.
In a recent interview, Abhishek revealed that it had been Bobby Deol who first introduced him to Aishwarya. Bobby was shooting for his debut film Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya opposite Aishwarya in Switzerland where Abhishek had gone for a recce for Amitabh Bachchan’s film Mrityudata.
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He said on YouTuber Ranveer Allahbadia’s podcast, “I first met her when I was a production boy. There was a film my father was making called Mrityudata, and I had gone for the location recce to Switzerland, because the company felt that because I had grown up in Switzerland in boarding school that I would be able to take them to nice locations.” Also Read–10 Celeb Couples Who Got Engaged But Never Got Married
He continued, “I had been there for a couple of days, all alone. And that’s when a childhood friend of mine, Bobby Deol, was shooting for his first film — Aur Pyar Ho Gaya. And he got to know I was there, and said ‘Hey, why don’t you come over for dinner?’ And that’s the first time, when they were shooting, when I met Aishwarya.” Also Read- Big B Cracks A Joke With A Hilarious Anushka Sharma-Virat Kohli Connect! See Here
Abhishek said that the second movie he shot for, called Dhai Akshar Prem Ke, starred Aishwarya, which they worked together several times and had developed an honest friendship before deciding to get married. Asked if he ‘crushed on’ her during this point, Abhishek said, “Who doesn’t crush on her? I mean, come on, come on.”
Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan tied the knot on April 20, 2007. The couple started dating during the shooting of their film Umrao Jaan (2006). Abhishek finally proposed to Aishwarya in 2007 after the premiere of their film Guru in NY.
In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Abhishek had revealed, “I was filming in New York for a movie, and I used to stand on my balcony of my hotel room and wish that one day wouldn’t it be nice if I was together with [Aishwarya], married? So I took her to the very same balcony, and I asked her to marry me.”
The couple has worked together on films like Dhai Akshar Prem Ke, Guru, Raavan, Sarkar Raaj, Umrao Jaan and Dhoom 2, among others. They were blessed Aaradhya on November 16, 2011.